The initial appointment with the lawyer is always nerve-wracking.
You should be prepared and be on time. Bring financial records, receipts, tax returns, screen shots of texts, phone records, and recordings. Bring yourself, perhaps a trusted friend or family member, a form of payment and even an internet-provided checklist of what to ask the attorney.
However, unless requested otherwise, do not bring….
- Do not bring your Child. It’s not appropriate.
- Do not bring your Spouse.
- Do not bring 5 banker’s boxes of information. It’s too much.
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and recommends you not bring these things to you first appointment.